Posted August 26 2012 - 10:45 PM
I finally got my copy of Jaws, and I have some purely personal observations about the changes to the sound. The first thing that jumped out at me, was that the original explosion sound effect, was one of the aforementioned "Universal" explosions, that were used to death in Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and almost every other Universal production from the late 70's through the mid 80s. I believe this sound was created for Tora, Tora, Tora. To me it sounds very much like a chemical explosion, where the new sound, sounds more like a high pressure tank rupturing. The gun shots, while new, don't sound radically different to the original. It sounded very much like they were trying to find a more modern recording, that was a close cousin to the original. I did notice that the same ricochet effect was used for the bullet striking the tank. All and all not as distracting as I was thinking it would be. A very listenable track, and the original mono is always there if I want it.
I must say I'm very happy with this release. Nicely done Universal. Keep up the good work on future releases!
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